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Shigeki Kikkawa
Bolt d'Oro earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for his victory in the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita.
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February 21, 2013
Football season is in the rearview mirror and March Madness is about to dominate the sports books soon, so this is the perfect time to clean out this reporter’s notebook.
February 15, 2013
Is there a way to expand interest in Derby Futures and make them at least as attractive to bettors as a dismal mid-afternoon maiden-claiming race? It’s worth a try, and here are three suggestions.
February 13, 2013
Considering all that can go wrong, anyone who ventures to compile a list of Kentucky Derby contenders is wasting their time.
June 28, 2012
Doug O’Neill has been the face of horse racing for the better part of two months. But on this day, he was just a regular horseplayer all excited about cashing a Kentucky Derby future-book ticket.
June 15, 2012
There is an old proverb that “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” So is the new “Road to the Kentucky Derby” system of qualifying horses for America’s most famous race. A lot of it works, but there are new glaring problems with serious ...
May 03, 2012
Bodemeister opened as the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and a check of early betting on offshore websites shows that might end up being the case, but Nevada race books still consider Union Rags as the betting ...
To a man, the 32 living riders who have won a Kentucky Derby understand the remorseless formula required to win the Derby. It takes the right horse and the right trip, each ingredient in perfect proportion.
May 01, 2012
Hunter Thompson's story of the 1970 Kentucky Derby, entitled “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” now has been released in a rousing CD version, unabridged, with the role of Thompson – narrator and star – read by Oscar winner Tim Robbins.
April 27, 2012
The 21st century horseplayer trying to handicap the Kentucky Derby is equipped with tools that were almost unimaginable 25 years ago – unlimited replays, lifetime past performances with sophisticated speed figures, comprehensive coverage of workouts, ...
April 20, 2012
As of Friday, 30 of the graded stakes races leading up to the Kentucky Derby listed on Daily Racing Form’s 2012 Road to the Kentucky Derby had been run. Those 30 were won by 26 different 3-year-olds.